Spanish forward Jenni Hermoso received a champions welcome upon her return to her club Pachuca in central Mexico on Sunday, 10 September 2023.
In her first match back with her club against Liga MX Femenil side UNAM since the FIFA Women's World Cup, Hermoso received a guard of honour and applause from both teams. She was also celebrated with the unveiling of a tifo and presented with her framed club jersey.
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The celebration came just hours after the Spanish Football Federation chief Luis Rubiales announced that he would be resigning from his position following his three-week suspension.
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The incident between Rubilaes and Hermoso at the closing ceremony of the World Cup attracted worldwide attention, highlighting the reality of experiences women footballers face.
When speaking about Rubiales recent resignation, Lionesses player Georgia Stanway stated: "We've fought as a women's football group - as players, as staff, as journalists - for the outcome to be what it is. The outcome is what we want but we want it to be the start of something and not the end of something. We want to continue to feel comfortable to have these conversations."
"Together, we are so powerful." 💪
England's Georgia Stanway says she hopes players, staff and journalists will continue to "fight for what's right" in the aftermath of Luis Rubiales' resignation. 🗣️ " pic.twitter.com/bceW4yzl9D
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"That's where we're so good in the women's game is the fact that together we are so much more powerful and together we can make change."